There is something about covered bridges- maybe it’s the sound of water rushing beneath you, the seclusion and privacy, or maybe just the fact that these destination structures are just about passing through, strange when they are destinations. Check these out.
1. The Harpersfield Covered Bridge
This is one of Ashtabula County’s 17 Covered Bridges- a number that makes sense for this Snow Belt County. The Harpersfield is picturesque no matter what season. This is a driveable bridge – one of only 16 historic covered bridges in Ohio that is so.
2. Mull Covered Bridge in Sandusky County
A state of Ohio Historic site, this seems to be the only historic bridge to span the Sandusky River. The Mull Covered Bridge may be closed to most traffic.
3. The Teagarden Covered Bridge in Columbiana County
Near Salem, Ohio, this bridge is currently open to pedestrian traffic and is in a beautiful setting for photographs.
4. The Shinn Covered Bridge in Washington County
A historic wooden bridge in southeastern Ohio, the Shinn Covered Bridge is in Palmer Township.
5. The Rock Mill Covered Bridge in Fairfield County
This bridge spans the Hocking River and was initially built in 1901. It’s unique overhangs seem to suggest the architects were, even then, suggesting leisurely strolls and romantic vistas of the previous century.
6. The Brubaker Covered Bridge in Preble County
Located in Gratis Ohio, the Brubaker Covered Bridge spans Sims Run Creek.
7. The Spain Creek Covered Bridge in Union County
Also called the Bigelow Bridge, and the Axe Handle Road Bridge, this is one of six historic bridges in Union County. This bridge is South of Marysville, and East of Urbana, Ohio.
8. The Helmick Mill Island Run Covered Bridge in Morgan County
West of Eagleport, in Morgan County, Ohio, the Helmick Mill Island Run Covered Bridge is near where I started my life, in the happening town of Crooksville, Ohio.
9. The Everett Road Covered Bridge here in Summit County
I first discovered the Everett Road Bridge as my husband and I became lost in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park around the year 1999. Somewhere near Hale Farm.. It was neat to find, but darkness covered it quickly. Some even say the bridge is haunted.
My kids have grown up taking trips to Everett Road Covered Bridge for a fun excursion. You can’t go without going in the water! Upstream, there are even a few deeper spots for swimming!
10. The McCafferty Covered Bridge in Brown County
Officially in Fayetteville, Ohio in the Southwest corner of the State, the McCafferty Bridge crosses the East Fork of the Little Miami River and is open to vehicular traffic!
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